Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Amphotericin B

Introduction

Name

  • Amphotericin B.

Class of drug

  • Polyene antifungal antibiotic.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C47H73NO17.

Physical properties

  • Yellow powder/tablets or solution.

Storage requirements

  • Loss of drug activity is negligible for at least 8 hours in room light.
  • After reconstitution the preparation is stable for 1 week if refrigerated and stored in the dark.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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